So, you’ve decided to hire Systematic Home Staging to stage your home. Now what? In the last blog, we went over the definition of home staging and why it is so helpful when selling your home. As a refresher, home staging is the process of adding decor, art, furniture, and expertly dressing up the home to make it look stunning for listing photos and walkthroughs. Staging a home helps potential buyers to envision themselves living there, ultimately resulting in more offers.
This article is going to dive into what you can expect during this process and what you can do to help prep your home to stage and sell. This process will not be exactly the same for everyone. For example, a brand new home will not require all of the same steps as an occupied home. But in general, here is what you can expect to do:
- You will need to remove everything. The staging team is going to be bringing in all new furniture, decor, and art to create a cohesive look throughout the home, so it is important that all rooms being staged are clear of all personal belongings.
- Clean before the staging team comes. It is important to thoroughly clean the home for a couple of reasons. Potential buyers do not want to see photos of or walk through a dirty home. Also, the staging team is going to be bringing in expensive furniture, and you do not want to be responsible for any cleaning fees if the furniture gets dirty or ruined.
- You may be asked to paint and/or make repairs. Again, these all need to be done before the staging team comes. The staging is essentially the last thing that is done before the home is listed. Oftentimes, the photography is the same day as the staging, so it is important that all repairs and changes are made before this day.
- Leave the home for the duration of the staging process. We ask that the home is completely vacant when we show up to stage it. There will be lots of movement in and out of the home, including bringing in lots of heavy furniture and decor so the process is safest and works most efficiently when we have space to work.
We love being a part of your home-selling journey and strive to make the process as easy as possible. By following these steps, your home should be in good shape to be on its way to “sold!”